Milton Resnick: An Interview

1988 | 00:58:15 | United States | English | Color | Mono | 4:3 | Video

Collection: On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles

Tags: Interview, Painting, VDB Interviews

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Milton Resnick was born in Bratslav, Russia in 1917, and immigrated to the United States in 1922. Resnick was one of the few survivors of the second generation Abstract Expressionists, and is known for his large, thickly painted abstract canvases. Like other painters of the time, Resnick was striving for an overall quality to his paintings, a way to unite the foreground and background. While others moved toward throwing or dragging quantities of paint across the face of the canvas, Resnick retained a particularly personal and impassioned relation to brush painting.

“The activity of paint is such that you cannot keep your eye still, and yet it’s contained,” Resnick says in this interview with Kate Horsfield.

A historical interview originally recorded in 1988 and re-edited in 2003.